Norman O’Flynn is back with a solo show after successful exhibitions at Moniker in London and SCOPE in Miami. Titled Gnomon, the exhibition will feature new paintings and sculptures, and is hosted at WORLDART in Cape Town from 3 to 31 May.
The title of the show refers to the arm of the sundial that casts a shadow, always making it possible to tell the time. It also refers to a novel by Nick Harkaway, set in a future of distributed surveillance democracy that ultimately goes awry.

The reference fittingly propels O’Flynn’s work past pop and settles it in the company of cultural near-future imagineers. From the Greek gnomon, translating as ‘one that knows or examines’ – Gnomon reflects O’Flynn’s perceptive anxiety about our collective fast-pace toward an apocalypse and hints at an existence beyond it.


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